On Saturday, July 30, 2016, Tevin Farmer (22-4-1, 5 KOs) battled once-beaten contender, Ivan Redkach (19-2-1, 15 KOs) in a fight scheduled for 10 rounds.
The matchup, which was televised on Showtime Extreme, took place on the Leo Santa Cruz vs. Carl Frampton undercard at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
Farmer outworked and landed the cleaner shots against Redkach in a fight that was riddled with low blows.
After the bout, Farmer stated he was happy with the victory and looking forward to bigger opportunities.
“I want a world title. I’m going to go back to 130-pounds and I feel like I’m ready for a title shot. If I have to fight an eliminator I will. I won’t back down from any challenge,” said Farmer.
Farmer landed 55 more punches than Redkach and had a better connect percentage–31 percent to Redkach’s 16 percent.
“I’m proud of my performance tonight. I worked hard in camp and my team did a great job getting me ready. I was very confident that I would be victorious as long as I executed the game plan and that’s what I did,” said Farmer.
Though Farmer was deducted a point by referee Arthur Mercante for repeated low blows, Farmer stated that he wasn’t worried about the outcome.
“I wasn’t worried about the point deductions. The referee does what he has to do. I was winning every round easily,” said Farmer.
“I beat him down. I was the more experienced fighter and I came in with more rounds and with better opponents on my resume.”
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Alejandro "Alex" Burgos is a former Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report and the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Round By Round Boxing. He is a professional blogger, SEO Consultant and Marketing Director at Capital Practice Consulting in Washington, DC.